The Buurtzorg Nederland (home care provider) model: observations for the UK

Royal College of Nursing, April 2016

The Buurtzorg model is a cost-effective and nurse-led district nursing system founded in the Netherlands. This briefing looks at the successes of the Buurtzorg model, while also identifying some of the challenges which would need to be addressed if the UK were ever to adopt a similar system approach. The content and analysis have been updated to reflect developments taking place across the UK with regards to piloting Buurtzorg.

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Safeguarding Adults – Everyone’s Responsibility: RCN guidance for nursing staff

Royal College of Nursing, July 2015

This RCN guidance outlines the key interventions that should be followed and provides signposts to resources that will help you understand the issues and the required actions. Safeguarding activity aims to ensure the best possible outcome

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Patient safety is at risk, say learning disability nurses

Royal College of Nursing, 25 June 2015

A new RCN survey reveals that learning disability nurses have serious concerns about the impact that cuts are having on the 1.5 million people living with a learning disability in the UK. The RCN survey has found that 71% have witnessed cuts to learning disability services and 50% are now concerned for the safety of patients. Almost all of those of those surveyed said there are not enough services in the community to care for and support people with learning disabilities…

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Alone, afraid and under attack – nursing in the community

Royal College of Nursing, 24 June 2015

Almost half of nursing staff based in the community have been subjected to abuse during the last two years, according to a survey of RCN members working in community based roles during May and June 2015, published today. In more than 11% of cases, this involved physical abuse or assault as well as verbal abuse…

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NHS must prioritise ‘a good death’ – Nursing solutions for palliative care

Royal College of Nursing, 23 June 2015

The RCN has called for greater focus on the care of dying people, as it responded to Triggers for Palliative Care, a new report by Marie Curie, and launched new RCN guidance to help nurses meet the needs of patients at the end of their lives. Almost half a million people die in the UK every year and the RCN is supporting Marie Curie’s call for better training for staff and an end to the barriers around the recognition that a patient needs palliative care.

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